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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Missouri|Missouri]] > St. Louis City''  
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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St._Louis_City,_Missouri|St. Louis City]]'' 
  
== Independent City Courthouse ==
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== Independent City Courthouse   ==
  
== History ==
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== History   ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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St. Louis City predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. St. Louis was the capital of the St. Louis district of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Territory Louisiana Territory] from 1805-1812 and the capital of St. Louis County of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1812 to 1821. 
  
'''1877--'''St. Louis City was created from St. Louis County as an independent city. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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On August 22, 1876 St. Louis City voted to separate from St. Louis County and became an independent city in early 1877. Since St. Louis had been the county seat up until that point, it maintains records prior to separation for both the county and city. Records for the County starting in 1877 are maintained by [[St. Louis County, Missouri|St. Louis County]].&nbsp;
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*All records for St. Louis City (1805-present) are maintained by the City of St. Louis.&nbsp;
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*All records for St. Louis County (1805-1876) are also maintained by the city.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a more detailed explanation see {{nowrap|[http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/stlouis/stl-split-results.htm St. Louis City and County Split]}}.&nbsp;
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library.&nbsp;
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Boundary Changes &nbsp; ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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See an interactive map of historical Missouri [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.&nbsp;
  
*[[St. Louis County, Missouri|St. Louis]] – north, south, and west  
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==== Record Loss &nbsp; ====
*[[Madison County, Illinois|Madison (Illinois)]] – northeast  
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== Places/Localities &nbsp; ==
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html Ramsay Place Names File] (State Historical Society of Missouri) has information on historical place names in the city of St. Louis. Places from St. Louis City and County are listed together under St. Louis County.
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==== Populated Places &nbsp; ====
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==== Neighboring Counties &nbsp; ====
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*[[St. Louis County, Missouri|St. Louis]] – north, south, and west&nbsp;
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*[[Madison County, Illinois|Madison (Illinois)]] – northeast&nbsp;
 
*[[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair (Illinois)]] – southeast<br>
 
*[[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair (Illinois)]] – southeast<br>
  
== Resources ==
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== Resources &nbsp; ==
  
==== Archives and Libraries ====
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==== Archives and Libraries &nbsp; ====
  
 
*[http://www.slpl.org St. Louis Public Library] (St. Louis City) owns a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with the history of St. Louis City, and Library staff have indexed many previously unindexed books and materials on that topic. They also own a large local history card file, and a large vertical file consisting of articles clipped from local newspapers and other local publications.<br>[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/lisindex.htm St. Louis Public Library Local History Indexes and Bibliographies]<br>
 
*[http://www.slpl.org St. Louis Public Library] (St. Louis City) owns a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with the history of St. Louis City, and Library staff have indexed many previously unindexed books and materials on that topic. They also own a large local history card file, and a large vertical file consisting of articles clipped from local newspapers and other local publications.<br>[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/lisindex.htm St. Louis Public Library Local History Indexes and Bibliographies]<br>
  
*[http://www.slcl.org St. Louis County Library] has a large collection of genealogical records for St. Louis City in its Special Collections Department located at its main headquarters. The collection includes holdings from the St. Louis Genealogical Society as well as parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to its holdings, the staff of the Special Collections Department has created [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/indexes.htm indexes] for many records including St. Louis newspapers as well as birth, naturalization, probate, and church records.<br>
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*[http://www.slcl.org St. Louis County Library] has a large collection of genealogical records for St. Louis City and St. Louis County in its Special Collections Department located at its main headquarters. The collection includes holdings from the St. Louis Genealogical Society as well as parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to its holdings, the staff of the Special Collections Department has created [http://www.slcl.org/genealogy-and-local-history/indexes indexes] for many records including St. Louis newspapers as well as birth, naturalization, probate, and church records.<br>
  
*[http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center] has a collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photos including: St. Louis newspapers, fire insurance maps, business and trade catalogs and St. Louis city directories. Their website has a [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home/ searchable genealogy index].<br>
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*[http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center] has a collection of books, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photographs including: Biographies, yearbooks, business and trade catalogs and military records. Their website has a [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home searchable genealogy index] that covers many of these collections.<br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Cemeteries &nbsp; ====
  
 
*Search the [http://www.archstl.org/cemeteries/ Archdiocese of St. Louis Cemetery records] for burials in seventeen Catholic cemeteries from the St. Louis area.
 
*Search the [http://www.archstl.org/cemeteries/ Archdiocese of St. Louis Cemetery records] for burials in seventeen Catholic cemeteries from the St. Louis area.
  
- See [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/St._Louis_County,_Missouri#Cemeteries St. Louis County] for additional St. Louis area cemetery resources.  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65830 Resurrection Cemetery] BillionGraves
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- See [[St. Louis County, Missouri#Cemeteries|St. Louis County]] for additional St. Louis area cemetery resources.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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===== '''''Catholic'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Catholic'''''  =====
  
*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/catholic/cath-research.htm#links Catholic resources] including a [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/catholic/cath-research.htm#links list of Catholic priests] that served in St. Louis from 1841-1900. With this list, a church marriage record can be found using the priests name from the civil marriage record to the church marriage record which often contains more family information.  
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*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/content/catholic-church-records-0 Catholic resources] including a [http://www.slcl.org/content/catholic-priests-st-louis-1841-%E2%80%93-1900 list of Catholic priests] * that served in St. Louis from 1841-1900.
*St. Louis County Library's Catholic records collection is large. They have published a 348 page guide [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/catholic/archparish.htm ''Guide To St. Louis Catholic Archdiocesan Parish Records''] detailing their holdings.
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*St. Louis County Library's Catholic records collection is large. A list of their holdings from the Archdiocese of St. Louis is not available online. They have published a 348 page guide [http://www.slcl.org/genealogy_and_local_history/publications ''Guide To St. Louis Catholic Archdiocesan Parish Records''] detailing their holdings.
  
 
===== '''''Lutheran'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Lutheran'''''  =====
  
*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/lu-research.htm Lutheran resources] including an [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/lu-research.htm index] to some Immanuel Lutheran and St. Paul's Lutheran Church records.
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*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/content/lutheran-church-records-held-special-collections-department Lutheran resources] including an [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/lu-research.htm index] to some Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church records.
  
 
===== '''''Evangelical and United Church of Christ'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Evangelical and United Church of Christ'''''  =====
  
*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm Evangelical resources] including a [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm list of Evangelical priests] that served from 1834-2005.
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*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm Evangelical resources] including a [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm list of Evangelical priests] * that served from 1834-2005.
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<nowiki>* With the priests name from a civil marriage record, this list can be used to locate a church marriage record which often contains more family information.</nowiki>
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==== City Directories &nbsp; ====
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=O_UBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR1#v=onepage&f=false Green's 1845 St. Louis Directory] is available on Google Books.&nbsp;
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=fxJBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false Kennedy's 1857 St. Louis City Directory] is available on Google Books.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rollanet.org/~bdoerr/1860CyDir/1860CD-A.htm Kennedy’s 1860 St. Louis City Directory] (transcribed) is available online -- Courtesy of Bob Doerr.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.fold3.com Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_475/city_directories_st_louis St. Louis City Directories 1863-1923] (only 3 yrs. missing) available online. Fold3 is free at some libraries including [http://www.slcl.org St. Louis County Library].&nbsp;
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*St. Louis County Library has [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-cydrm.htm#Mo St. Louis City Directories 1857-1942] available in their Special Collections Department. They also have other years available spanning 1821-1980.
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==== Court Records &nbsp; ====
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===== '''''Probate''''' &nbsp; =====
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*St. Louis County Library has an [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/indexes.htm index to St. Louis City Will Books] (1877-1904).
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*Missouri State Archives - Online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mojudicial St. Louis Probate records] (original documents)
  
==== City Directories ====
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===== '''''Naturalization''''' &nbsp; =====
  
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=O_UBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR1#v=onepage&f=false Green's 1845 St. Louis Directory] is available on Google Books.
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*St. Louis County Library has created an [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/nat/nat-project.htm Index to Naturalizations].&nbsp; Site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court and U.S. District Court.
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=fxJBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false Kennedy's 1857 St. Louis City Directory] is available on Google Books.
 
*[http://www.rollanet.org/~bdoerr/1860CyDir/1860CD-A.htm Kennedys' 1860 St. Louis City Directory] (transcribed) is available online -- Courtesy of Bob Doerr.
 
*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.footnote.com/title_475/city_directories_st_louis St. Louis City Directories 1863-1923] (only 3 yrs. missing) available online. Footnote is free at some libraries including [http://www.slcl.org St. Louis County Library].
 
*St. Louis County Library has [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-cydrm.htm St. Louis City Directories 1857-1942] available in their Special Collections Department. They also have other years available spanning 1821-1980.
 
  
==== Court Records  ====
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==== History &nbsp; ====
  
===== '''''Probate'''''  =====
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==== Land and Deed Records &nbsp; ====
  
*Missouri State Archives - Online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ St. Louis Probate records] (original documents)
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==== Maps &nbsp; ====
  
===== '''''Naturalization''''' =====
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==== Military History and Records &nbsp; ====
  
*St. Louis County Library has created an [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/nat/nat-project.htm Index to Naturalizations].&nbsp; Site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court and U.S. District Court.
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*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has Civil War and other military records available online. Some libraries including the [http://www.slcl.org/genealogy-and-local-history/databases-and-websites St. Louis County Library] provide free access to this database.
  
==== History  ====
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===== '''''Civil War''''' =====
  
==== Land and Deed Records<br>  ====
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Civil War records for both the city and county of St. Louis are maintained by the city.
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Military History and Records<br>  ====
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==== Newspapers &nbsp; ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874 to date) is available at the St. Louis County Library. The St. Louis City Public Library has created an [http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/obit.htm obituary index] for various years.
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*The [http://prepro.slcl.org/databases/newspapers.htm St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-1922)] is available online for [http://www.slcl.org/using_the_library/library_cards St. Louis County Library cardholders].
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*The Westliche Post (1857-1938), a German language newspaper, is available at the St. Louis County Library in its Special Collections Department. They have created an [http://www.slcl.org/content/westliche-post-death-notice-index-1879-%E2%80%931891 obituary index] for the years 1879-1890.
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation &nbsp; ====
  
==== Vital Records (Civil) ====
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==== Vital Records (Civil) &nbsp; ====
  
See [[St. Louis City, Missouri Vital Records|St. Louis City, Missouri Vital Records]] for information on St. Louis City vital records and their indexes.
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See [[St. Louis City, Missouri Vital Records|St. Louis City, Missouri Vital Records]] for information on St. Louis City vital records and their indexes.&nbsp;
  
== Societies / Museums ==
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== Societies / Museums &nbsp; ==
  
[http://www.stlgs.org/index.htm St. Louis Genealogical Society.]  
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[http://www.stlgs.org/index.htm St. Louis Genealogical Society.]&nbsp;
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Web Sites &nbsp; ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocstlou/ Missouri USGenWeb project, St Louis]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. <br>
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+St%2E+Louis+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+St%2E+Louis+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
*[http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com/ Genealogy in St. Louis]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/missouri/st-louis.html Online St. Louis Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.germanroots.com/stlouis.html St. Louis Genealogy Resources]
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*[http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com/ Genealogy in St. Louis]  
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*[http://missouri-genealogy.com/St-Louis-City-Genealogy.htm St Louis Genealogy] (Missouri Genealogy)
  
== References ==
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== References &nbsp; ==
  
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}&nbsp;
  
 
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Revision as of 18:12, 22 December 2012

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png St. Louis City 

Independent City Courthouse  

History  

St. Louis City predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. St. Louis was the capital of the St. Louis district of the Louisiana Territory from 1805-1812 and the capital of St. Louis County of the Missouri Territory from 1812 to 1821. 

On August 22, 1876 St. Louis City voted to separate from St. Louis County and became an independent city in early 1877. Since St. Louis had been the county seat up until that point, it maintains records prior to separation for both the county and city. Records for the County starting in 1877 are maintained by St. Louis County

  • All records for St. Louis City (1805-present) are maintained by the City of St. Louis. 
  • All records for St. Louis County (1805-1876) are also maintained by the city.

For a more detailed explanation see St. Louis City and County Split

Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library. 

Boundary Changes  

See an interactive map of historical Missouri boundary changes at N2Genealogy. 

Record Loss  

Places/Localities  

  • The Ramsay Place Names File (State Historical Society of Missouri) has information on historical place names in the city of St. Louis. Places from St. Louis City and County are listed together under St. Louis County.

Populated Places  

Neighboring Counties  

Resources  

Archives and Libraries  

  • St. Louis Public Library (St. Louis City) owns a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with the history of St. Louis City, and Library staff have indexed many previously unindexed books and materials on that topic. They also own a large local history card file, and a large vertical file consisting of articles clipped from local newspapers and other local publications.
    St. Louis Public Library Local History Indexes and Bibliographies
  • St. Louis County Library has a large collection of genealogical records for St. Louis City and St. Louis County in its Special Collections Department located at its main headquarters. The collection includes holdings from the St. Louis Genealogical Society as well as parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to its holdings, the staff of the Special Collections Department has created indexes for many records including St. Louis newspapers as well as birth, naturalization, probate, and church records.

Cemeteries  

- See St. Louis County for additional St. Louis area cemetery resources. 

Church History and Records

Catholic
Lutheran
  • The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available Lutheran resources including an index to some Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church records.
Evangelical and United Church of Christ

* With the priests name from a civil marriage record, this list can be used to locate a church marriage record which often contains more family information.

City Directories  

Court Records  

Probate  
Naturalization  
  • St. Louis County Library has created an Index to Naturalizations.  Site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court and U.S. District Court.

History  

Land and Deed Records  

Maps  

Military History and Records  

Civil War

Civil War records for both the city and county of St. Louis are maintained by the city.

Newspapers  

Taxation  

Vital Records (Civil)  

See St. Louis City, Missouri Vital Records for information on St. Louis City vital records and their indexes. 

Societies / Museums  

St. Louis Genealogical Society. 

Web Sites  

References